Physical Education

Physical Education Department Staff

Mr C Jeffrey - Head of Department
Mr G Thompson - Second in Department
Miss M McMahon - Teacher of Physical Education / Responsibility for House System
Mrs J Tough - Head of Key Stage 4 and Teacher of Physical Education
Mrs N Mallion - Teacher of Physical Education (part time)

Physical Education: Our Vision

Our main objectives are enjoyment, involvement and the development of student’s health and fitness. Promoting Leadership is also a major focus for the department and we currently have 152 Sports Prefects in years 10 & 11.

KS3 students receive two hours of Physical Education per week and KS4 receive three hours over two weeks.

The KS3 curriculum is based around ‘Assessment for Learning’ and is at the centre of all learning. Students will be aware of their current levels of performance and understand how to improve in all areas taught. In year 9 students can apply to become a Sports Prefect and receive leadership training towards the Sports Leaders level 2 Award.

The KS3 curriculum includes:

Invasion Games, e.g. Football, Rugby
Net/Wall Games, e.g. Badminton, Volleyball
Striking and Fielding, e.g. Cricket, Softball
Aesthetics, e.g. Gymnastics, Trampolining
Health Related Fitness, e.g. Circuit training, Interval training

Physical Education Examination Courses:

Subject Title:Board:Subject Code:Qualification:Course DetailsCourse Specification
Physical EducationOCRJ587GCSE (9-1)Link to Course DetailsLink to Course Specification
Level 2 Cert in Health and FitnessNCFELevel 2 CertLink to Course DetailsLink to Course Specification


The KS4 curriculum:

The KS4 curriculum students choose their activities to empower them in order to maintain motivation in PE. Students can opt to participate in Games, Individual or Creative activities.

Activities include:
Football, Basketball, Rugby, Netball, Fitness, Golf, Yoga, Athletics, Gymnastics, Dance, Trampolining, etc.

Students in KS4 are encouraged to further develop their leadership skills through sport, working with younger students from Siddal Moor and surrounding primary schools in a wide range of sports activities/events.

Curriculum Outline:

Key Stage 3 (Year 7, 8 and 9) Physical Education Curriculum Outline
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Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11) Physical Education Curriculum Outline
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